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Gefame: Journal of African Studies

ISSN: 1558-7274.

GEFAME - "GE" represents the Wolof word "Geestu" (meaning research), "FA" represents the important Arabic loan-words into Swahili of "fasihi" (alt., "fasaha") (meaning literature) and "fahamu" (memory, consciousness), and "ME" represents the Tigrigna word "Mesnaiti" (meaning study). GEFAME is an online journal that promotes scholarly communication in the fields of African Studies. The journal will use the web to facilitate exchange of ideas between Africa-based scholars and scholars outside the continent of Africa. As a policy, one of the editors of the journal will be Africa-based scholar. GEFAME is a peer reviewed journal. The passages section re-establishes a journal of the African humanities established at Northwestern University and provides a site for commentary, discussion, and the publication of writings that are not necessarily "peer-reviewed". The journal is published by the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan University Library. GEFAME is a product of a collaborative work between the University Library and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan. GEFAME can be freely accessed world wide via Internet. African universities (one university in a country) with no access to internet will be provided with a print version issue without charge.

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